The Vehicle That Is Me

These misfiring spark plugs of hope
     This half-full tank of butterflies and misery
This non-ignitable, dirty fuel of love
     These faulty brakes of thought
This cracked carnal shell
     This warped and dented frame
This leaking oil pan of confidence
     This fear of the crash into the next plane
This broken speedometer of inspiration
     This shattered windshield vision of life
This sputtering chassis of the soul
     These non-inflatable tires of religion
These ever-dimming headlights of the heart
     This unreliable battery of goals and aspirations
This inefficient engine…is the vehicle that is me

Esteban Luis Soto (c) 2011


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